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Amazon: E-book Sales Surpass Printed Books

May 19, 2011 9:55 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Since April 1, Amazon.com says it has sold 105 e-books for every 100 printed books, including printed books for which there is no electronic edition.

Dassault Systèmes Accelerates Computer-Aided Engineering

May 19, 2011 9:52 am | by Dassault Systèmes | News | Comments

The company’s Abaqus 6.11 FEA product suite leverages NVIDIA Quadro and Tesla GPUs, coupled with CPUs, to run computer-aided engineering (CAE) simulations twice as fast as with CPUs alone.

AP Source: NBC Sports chief Dick Ebersol resigns

May 19, 2011 9:50 am | by RACHEL COHEN - AP Sports Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

A person with knowledge of the decision says NBC Sports Group Chairman Dick Ebersol has resigned.The person said Thursday that the move was because of a contract dispute and did not involve the network's negotiations with the International Olympic Committee over the broadcasting rights for...

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Contractor settles with Va. over computer crash

May 19, 2011 9:50 am | by STEVE SZKOTAK - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Northrop Grumman Corp. has agreed to a $4.7 million compensation package to make amends for a widespread computer system crash that idled 26 state agencies last August, leaving some people unable to renew driver's licenses.The compensation package announced Thursday also includes assurances...

NBC Sports chief Dick Ebersol resigns

May 19, 2011 9:50 am | by RACHEL COHEN - AP Sports Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NBC Sports Group Chairman Dick Ebersol, who helped launch "Saturday Night Live" then later established the network as the home of the Olympics, has resigned.Richard Carrion, the IOC executive board member who negotiates U.S. rights, told The Associated Press on Thursday that Comcast CEO Brian...

Rural Kansas fiber optic network almost ready

May 19, 2011 9:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A 2,600-mile fiber optic network that promises to bring broadband access to large sections of rural Kansas should be completed by the end of summer, according to an official with a company building the network.Kansas Fiber Network, a consortium of 29 independent, rural telephone companies in...

Silicon Valley’s Fierce Competition

May 19, 2011 9:47 am | by CNN | Videos | Comments

To hire the best workers, companies around Silicon Valley are competing to be the coolest place to work.

2016: The End of the Age of America

May 19, 2011 8:58 am | by Lauren Kiesow, Associate Editor, Manufacturing.net | Blogs | Comments

The Mayans prophesized that 2012 will mark the demise of human civilization. And while many people disregard this apocalyptic fable, is it possible to completely disregard the fact that The International Monetary Fund estimates that “ The Age of America ” will come to its end in 2016?

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Report criticizes regulators in W.Va. mine blast

May 19, 2011 8:50 am | by TIM HUBER - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

An independent investigation that blames the deadliest U.S. coal mine explosion in decades on owner Massey Energy Co. also criticizes government regulators.The report released Thursday and commissioned by the state's former governor says the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration could...

FBI investigates Unabomber in '82 Tylenol deaths

May 19, 2011 8:50 am | by KAREN HAWKINS - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

The FBI has requested a DNA sample from Unabomber Ted Kaczynski as part of its investigation of the 1982 Chicago-area Tylenol poisonings case that killed seven people, officials said Thursday.Kaczynski, who pleaded guilty in 1998 to setting 16 explosions that killed three people and is serving...

Boeing sells 10 big planes

May 19, 2011 8:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Boeing Co. says Lufthansa Cargo will buy five of its 777s, and LAN Airlines of Chile is buying five more 767s.Both planes are among Boeing's larger aircraft. The freighter version of the 777 has a list price of $269 million, making the order from Lufthansa Cargo of Germany worth roughly $1.3...

New Arizona power plant up and running

May 19, 2011 8:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A new power plant in Coolidge, Ariz. that can provide electricity for 575,000 average homes is now up and running.TransCanada Corporation says its $500 million Coolidge Generating Station came online earlier this month.The plant includes 12 natural gas-fired turbines and is designed to be able...

Honeywell’s Micropower Omnipolar Digital Hall-Effect Sensors ICs

May 19, 2011 8:48 am | by Honeywell | Honeywell | Product Releases | Comments

Honeywell ( NYSE: HON ) has announced the SL353 Series Micropower Omnipolar Digital Hall-Effect Sensor Integrated Circuits (ICs).

Expanded LED Module Options

May 19, 2011 8:21 am | by Cree | Product Releases | Comments

The LED LMH6 module from Cree is a high-lumen LED module designed to further simplify lighting design.

Wireless Relative Humidity Transmitter

May 19, 2011 7:52 am | by Omega Engineering | Product Releases | Comments

Omega’s UWRH-2-NEMA is a wireless relative humidity transmitter that features a stand-alone, compact battery power NEMA design.

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